On 18 July 2023, ASEF held the Dialogue Workshop on Working Towards the SDGs: Mapping University and Student Perspectives in ASEAN in partnership with the ASEAN University Network (AUN) and Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR).
The session gathered 50 university managers and student leaders from ASEAN Plus Three higher education institutions (HEIs) to discuss the findings of the research study conducted under the 9th ASEF Regional Conference on Higher Education (ARC9) Project and exchange views and good practices on sustainable development initiatives. Findings and recommendations that emerged from the workshop will inform the upcoming AUN Rectors’ Conference and the 9th ASEM Education Minister’s Meeting (ASEMME9).
The dialogue workshop is part of a series of policy dialogues slated for this year under ARC9, through which ASEF hopes to engage a diverse group of stakeholders and build a better collective understanding of how higher education policy and practice may be aligned across various levels and geographies to deliver on the 2030 Agenda.
The ARC project series is the Official Dialogue Partner of the ASEM Education Ministers Meeting (ASEMME) and the only bi-regional multi-stakeholder dialogue platform for university and student leaders, policymakers and ministers to discuss higher education issues and shape the education landscape in Asia and Europe. A research report titled “Asia-Europe Higher Education Mapping: Working Towards the SDGs,” was undertaken under ARC9 and launched in March 2023, which seeks to shed light on the current state, policies, and practices of promoting sustainable development in higher education and identify areas where stakeholders could work better together to address opportunities and challenges in pursuing the SDGs. The full report can be accessed here.
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